Close to the ground.

GPS: S 30 24.005 E 027 42.041 | pop. 15,000 | elevation 1,517 m/4,977 ft

Quthing is the capital town of the district and the southernmost town in Lesotho. It is located about 20 kilometers from the Tele Bridge border crossing (open 6am-10pm) that joins the country with the Eastern Cape. The area around Quthing has a number of San rock art paintings and exposed dinosaur footprints.

Masitise Cave House Museum

Masitise Cave House Museum is a cave that was sealed and turned into a family home in 1866 by Reverend David Frederic Ellenberger. The cave has a negative dinosaur footprint in the ceiling, a natural spring water source, and the reverend's son Edmond buried in a wall. Today the cave is a museum that displays artifacts from the Morija Museum of Archives and tells the story of Rev. Ellenberger's 55 years in Lesotho.

It is located just off the A4 on a dirt road that is about 5 kilometers west of the Quthing turnoff and has a sign for the Masitise Primary School. Continue 1 km on the dirt road past the school and church. The family or a volunteer living in the house beside the church can take you on a short walk to the cave.

Dinosaur Footprints

Dinosaur Footprints can easily be seen beside the road just outside of Quthing. There is a "Dinosaur Footprints" sign and an enclosed tin roof structure located on the A4, 450 meters east of the Quthing turnoff. You can walk on elevated walkways over the rock to view the numerous prehistoric footprints.

Fuleng Guest House

Fuleng Guest House is perched on a hillside with a number of recently built thatched roof rondavels and cottages as well as a few rooms in the main building. All of the rooms have a TV and heater, and there is a large central lapa and braai pit overlooking lower Quthing. The guesthouse owner is outgoing and welcoming and can prepare meals for guests with advance notice. It is located about 1.4 km from the A4 on the main road into Quthing.

Mountain Side Hotel

Mountain Side Hotel has basic but decent sized rooms, a restaurant and two pubs. The rooms in the main lodge are brighter and larger than the windowless rooms in the building in back. It is located 300 m up the dirt road from the Fuleng Guest House.

Mafikeng Restaurant

Mafikeng Restaurant serves traditional food, fish, and grills, but doesn't always keep regular hours. It is located about 400 m from the A4 on the main road into Quthing.